OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH
The main purpose of this project is to conceptualize a decarbonized energy network by 2050, in a Northern Finland setting.
We intend to produce a planning and evaluation model for smart energy networks development.
We are developing a set of modelling and computational tools intended to support and strengthen the transition phase, the smartening of the system. We intend to achieve this by implementing a strategic approach based on two key elements:
Ultimately, we will to produce policy advising material that would support a sustainable transition to the envisioned system based on a central role of end-users by taking in consideration local resources and socio-economic conditions.
Smart grid infrastructure modelling: Smart buildings are detailed for setting possible scenarios for the future of the energy networks. Three layers will be assessed:
Information and energy fluxes:Ascertaining the necessary information and at the timeframe in order to optimise the energy system
Optimisation for decarbonisation: Combining electricity and heat for reaching carbon neutral energy usage. Heat load scenarios and the influence of different population density areas and consumer distribution will be considered.
Economic lever for promoting emission reduction: The influence of the micro economic measures such as localized dynamic pricing driven for lowering carbon dioxide emissions from the use of energy in the residential sector.
Prototype testing: Prototype testing will be performed with the “Tulevaisuuden talot ja uusiutuva energia” project